Jonathan signs Profs’ retirement age into law
President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday assented to the Bill for an Act to further amend the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act No. 11, 1993.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the new Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 2012, limits the tenure of principal officers of universities to a single term of five years.
The law also increased the compulsory retirement age of staff in the professorial cadre and non-academic staff in Nigerian universities to 70 and 65 years respectively.
Also on Monday, the President signed the Bill for an Act entitled, Retirement Age of Staff of Polytechnics and Colleges of Education (Harmonisation) Act, 2012.
The law harmonises the compulsory retirement age of staff of Polytechnics and Colleges of Education to 65 years.
They are also exempted from the public service rule which requires a person to retire from the public service after serving for 35 years.